Coronavirus

Sports stars using their time during self-isolation to share their skills

Padraig Harrington has been sharing some golfing tips on Twitter

SPORTS stars are using their time during self-isolation to share some of their skills with their online followers.

As the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on sport, some sporting personalities have been using their spare time to provide people with some tricks of their trade.

Golfing fans have been able to avail of lessons from Irish golfer Padraig Harrington, who has been sharing instructional videos from his home on social media.

Over recent days he has posted several videos on Twitter with lessons for people to follow the next time they make it onto the golf course.

Harrington has posted short-game instructional videos on chipping and bunker shots as well as a drill on how golfers and in a video posted on Saturday, he aimed to help amateur golfers incorporate their hands, arms and wrists into their golf swing to help drive the body.

Yesterday Harrington's lesson was dedicated to how to "stop hitting a slice or a cut".

Another sporting star to share his tips for success is Dublin GAA player Philly McMahon, who is encouraging people to follow his fitness plan online.

The footballer has been posting his tips and home workout plans on his BEDO7 Fitness Club Facebook page during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as wellness pointers for his followers.

Boxer Carl Frampton has also spoke about how he is occupying his time.

The Belfast sportsman, who is due to fight Jamel Herring for the WBO World Super Featherweight title, is in isolation at home with his wife Christine and their two children.

Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster yesterday, he said: "I get out and walk, which you're allowed to do once a day now, I spend a lot of time on the phone and facetime speaking to friends and family.

"I read a fair bit and I watch a lot of TV too.

"That seems to be enough to get me by when I'm in isolation in a training camp environment.

"I'm not going to skirt around it - it's going to be very difficult for people."

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